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The Boston Pride and the New York Riveters both took a game from Team Russia and Crosby made a 52-save effort in a loss to Wisconsin as preseason games got underway for the NWHL and NCAA this week.

Boston Pride forward Alex Carpenter tries to skate around Boston College defenseman Kali Flanagan in a preseason game at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA on Sept. 22, 2016.
Boston Pride forward Alex Carpenter tries to skate around Boston College defenseman Kali Flanagan in a preseason game at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA on Sept. 22, 2016.
Michelle Jay

Podcasts

DSTG 39 - NWHL Hockey's Back And So Are We!
Join Kate Cimini, Hannah Bevis and new addition to the podcast, Erik Wollschlager for the first part of a four-part catch-up

DSTG 40: The Worst of the Worst - Todays SlapShot
Today on Don’t Snow the Goalie, Kate Cimini, Mike Murphy, Erik Wollschlager and Beth Boyle Machlan take on the worst of the worsts

Sledge Hockey

Brampton has another player on Canadian women’s sledge hockey team
Nandini Naiyna Sharma has only recently started to play sledge hockey.

West Jordan amputee named to USA Women's Sled Hockey Team
After enduring a total of 29 surgeries by the age of 26, Hope Bevilhymer made one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever made: She decided to have her right leg partially amputated.

College Hockey

ASU women's hockey team finds success while making history in program's first games - The State Press
ASU Women’s hockey team has had its first taste of victory and they’ll only want more of it.

Women’s WCHA 2016-17 season preview :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online
The late addition of Amanda Kessel back to Minnesota’s lineup gave the Gophers just the jump they needed heading into the playoffs last season, and they rode that momentum to a sixth NCAA title, defeating Boston College in the final.

CHA 2016-17 season preview :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online
The CHA has, in its history, been about one team: Mercyhurst.

Hockey East 2016-17 season preview :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online
For the last several years, Hockey East has been about the Boston teams.

Boston College Women's Hockey Falls to Pride in Exhibition - The Heights
In its firsPreseason games got underway for the NWHL and NCAA this week as we count down to the regular season. t tune-up game of the season, Boston College women's hockey welcomed home five alumni now on the NWHL's Boston Pride in a 3-2 defeat.

St. Cloud State Huskies - St. Cloud State’s upset bid foiled by No. 1 Wisconsin, 4-2
Sophomore goaltender Taylor Crosby and the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (0-2-0, 0-2-0 WCHA) gave No. 1 Wisconsin all it could handle in Saturday's series finale, taking a one-goal lead into the third period before a late power play goal spurred the Badgers to a 4-2 win.

UND WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Lisa Marvin cleared to play college hockey again | Grand Forks Herald
Lisa Marvin sat in a hospital bed 678 days ago with blood and gasoline in her messy hair.


CWHL

Taylor Woods Brings Big Red Heritage to Brampton Thunder
With any draft class, a gathering of prospective players bring a group of wide-ranging achievements, equally devoted towards the influence of a championship.

Brampton Thunder Part of Hockey Homecoming for Bobcats Alum Nicole Brown
As the Brampton Thunder studiously and ambitiously work towards attaining its first-ever Clarkson Cup, the 2016 CWHL Draft may prove to be its defining moment.

Boston Blades Ready To Rebound From Nightmare Season
As longtime fans might know, the Boston Blades suffered a devastating last season after losing the majority of their players to the NWHL and its greenbacks.

Boston Blades Enjoying Surplus Of Goalies
Losing first-string goaltender Genevieve Lacasse to the Calgary Inferno was a tremendous blow to the Boston Blades.

Come join EOTP’s Canadiennes coverage team - Eyes On The Prize
We’re looking to increase our coverage of Montreal’s CWHL team

Julie Chu to Take Part-Time Duties With Montreal Canadiennes | Sports – The Link
Between coaching the Stingers women’s hockey team and playing for Les Canadiennes, Julie Chu doesn’t have much free-time. Monday is almost considered to be her "day-off," even though she still has to lead a Stingers practice at night.


NWHL

NWHL Announces Changes To Player Safety Committee
In its first season the NWHL relied on the generosity of the NHL's Department of Player Safety and Patrick Burke to assess dangerous plays and level penalties.

Rookie Alex Carpenter Looks To Make An Impact On Boston Pride
Alex Carpenter, the first-ever no. 1 overall draft pick in the NWHL, has found a home on the Boston Pride already.

Brianna Decker Is Eager To Start The Season
Brianna Decker is happy to be back

Big win on home ice: the Boston Pride sink their teeth into Team Russia - Watch This
The Boston Pride met the Russian national team for the Pride's second pre-season outing and the first of Team Russia's series against the NWHL.

Team USA Additions Help Boston Pride Gel Quickly
For the several handful of fans at Warrior Ice Arena for Saturday night's preseason game between the Boston Pride and Team Russia, watching the Pride take on Team Russia was more or less like watching both national teams – USA and Russia – in the middle of a tournament.

SBNation photog Michelle Jay was at both Pride games: Boston College and Team Russia

New York Riveters 2016-17 Season Preview - Blueshirt Banter
We thought we’d do something a little bit different for our New York Riveters season preview.

Lyudmila Belyakova Ready To Face Off Against Former Team
But the real story is the return of Russian forward Lyudmila Belyakova to American soil to play against her former team.

The Riveters Beat Russia — Yes, Really - Blueshirt Banter
I still can’t quite believe it. Last night, a revamped New York Riveters not only won their first preseason game — they dominated, from start to finish.

NWHL: New York Riveters v. Team Russia
The rebuilt and reloaded New York Riveters defeated Team Russia Sunday evening 2-1 to the delight of the Rivs faithful.

International Leagues


IIHF

RIHF :: The women's national team have left for the USA
Today on the 20th of September, the women's Russian national team have left for the USA ahead of five matches with NWHL clubs.

RIHF :: Friendly matches in America. Russia W - Boston Pride - 1:5
RIHF :: Friendly matches in America. Russia W - New York Riveters - 1:2
RIHF :: Friendly matches in America. Russia W - New York Riveters - 4:1

Plan to set up single governing body for ice hockey in UK to be investigated further
A proposal for a single governing body for ice hockey in the United Kingdom has received an encouraging response, it has been claimed.

US Women's Hockey Aims for Continued Success in 2016-17
Step one - Dean Lombardi and John Tortorella have been barred for life - ed.

Venue and schedule in Iceland determined for Women's Worlds Div. IIB.
Teams include Spain, Turkey, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania and Turkey. The tournament begins in late February.